• Neener Pajener

    Until Dec 22, 1942, this is how Americans saluted the flag. It was amended to the hand over heart method. I had no idea...

  • Heather Horner

    Until Dec 22, 1942, this is how Americans saluted the flag. It was known as The Bellamy salute, after Francis Bellamy, who wrote the Pledge of Allegiance and created the salute style in 1892. It was amended to the hand over heart method, for obvious reasons.

  • LD Frøya

    Bellamy Salute -- Americans salute the flag of the United States. This practice was widespread and virtually universal in America's public school systems for fifty years. Congress amended the Flag Code on 22 December 1942, then buried the salute, omitted it from official reference and practically banned it from history books. Francis Bellamy (1855–1931), a socialist, was hired by a flag company in 1892 to write a 'pledge' to the American flag, a marketing campaign.

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